The British seaside is as archetypal to the British way of life as dunking a digestive into a fresh cup of tea. From the world-renowned coastlines of Lulworth in the South West to the fun-filled for all the family seaside retreats up North, choosing to retire by the sea is a popular choice.
Closely linked to the nostalgia of times gone by, many individuals have fond memories of beach breaks with loved ones but as a potential retirement location, they offer an abundance of benefits.
Whether you’re a lover of the scent of salt on the coastal breeze, enjoy regular walks on the seashore or want a place to make memories with your family in a convenient location full of things to do, retiring at a residential park by the sea could be the perfect choice for the next step of your life.
Cauldron Barn Farm Park, Dorset
Cauldron Barn Farm Park is a new development in the county of Dorset. Renowned for the natural beauty of its immaculate blend of sprawling coast and unspoilt countryside, Dorset boasts historic market towns, a sunny statistic way above the UK average and scenic locations that keep the county a firm favourite for retirees year after year.
Situated on the Isle of Purbeck, this coastal residential park is close to the beautiful seaside town of Swanage. From the park, set amongst the Purbeck hills, you can enjoy glorious views of the surroundings and experience a wealth of activities to keep your days as full or as laid back as you please.
Purbeck is known nationally as a ‘Walker’s Paradise’ and the town of Swanage (and the ocean) is only a fifteen-minute stroll from the residential park. Swanage has multiple medical facilities and a good variety of shopping. From quaint antique stores and homemade boutiques to small supermarkets, you’ll always have access to bare essentials and eclectic extras.
Swanage is also the gateway to the world-renowned Jurassic Coast. As the most easterly town along the ancient geographical coastline, Swanage is a great base for exploration and wildlife spotting.
Swanage can feel a world away with its sheltered waters and shelved sandy beaches but it’s only located six miles from the much larger coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth. You even use the chain ferry to visit the Sandbanks peninsula and enjoy a delightful day out.
If you’re looking to develop a new hobby or need a break from soaking in the views, Swanage Bowling Club is less than 10 minutes walk away and the cricket and croquet grounds are not much further.
As for Cauldron Barn Farm Park, this development is a shining example of why park home living is a great option for retirement. Purbeck is well known for its community feel and caring neighbours and life on this park with like-minded and vigilant people around you will only add to your day-to-day social life and security.
With homes available from a variety of manufacturers, you can choose your own park home model to make sure you get a home that’s perfectly suited to your needs.
If you would like to visit this park, please call us on 01929 422080 and we’ll arrange for someone to show you around.
Newhaven Heights Park, East Sussex
This pleasant residential park is located close to the port town of Newhaven, East Sussex. With a rich maritime history and two marinas, settling down in Newhaven is ideal for anyone with a nautical flair.
Newhaven is a significantly green location and the locally well-known Castle Hill Nature Reserve is perfect for leisurely strolls, marvellous views out over the Channel and family days out. The residential park backs onto this expanse of sprawling chalk grassland and has the bonus of hosting several other facilities such as a tennis club and Coastwatch lookout.
Beyond the nature reserve, the town of Newhaven is a bustling place with great amenities. The mainline railway station, great road links and bus routes making getting around the local area and beyond a breeze.
Eastbourne is located only 20 miles to the East of the park and offers sweeping South Downs countryside, museums/heritage sites and a sand bucket full of things to do. To the West, the infamous seaside city of Brighton can be reached in 30 minutes by car.
Brighton is home to all-year-round attractions and must-see monuments that make it such a beloved city that welcomes almost half a million visitors a year. With an assortment of dining, shopping (the famous Lanes) and the Royal Pavilion offering afternoons teas, Brighton is just an anchor’s throw away for a day out alone or with the family.
Newhaven also offers plenty of opportunities for yachting and sailing as well as fishing sites and fresh fish markets to satisfy the angler in all of us. Should you fancy a trip further afield, one of Newhaven’s biggest talking points is its cross-channel ferry to Dieppe that carries out the journey (and reverse) multiple times a day!
If you are interested in making a home in this seaside town, there’s only one thing you need to say to us, ‘nous voudrions commander maintenant’. Call Newhaven Heights today on 01273 516924 to find out more or check availability.
Rosewarne Park, Cornwall
If you’ve ever been to Cornwall then you can understand why it has been voted England’s most picturesque county. The only things you might not understand about this coastal county are why they put the jam on their cream teas that way and what someone is saying when they say ‘dydh da’!
Rosewarne is not a littoral residential park but in Cornwall you’re never far from beautiful beaches and seaside attractions. St. Ives Bay is only 15 minutes away by car and is perfect for strolls along the golden sands of Gwithian beach or relaxed afternoons birdwatching by the River Hayle estuary that flows into the bay. Godrevy Point is just a scenic 20-minute drive from the park and sits at the tip of the St. Ives Bay. From here you can witness stunning views of the Godrevy Lighthouse, world-famous for inspiring the setting and themes in Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.
Rosewarne Park is located close to the town of Camborne and can be accessed within 10 minutes by foot. Camborne has excellent facilities and includes medical practices and most main bank companies. There are also multiple superstores, quaint coffee shops and delicious eateries. Camborne train station connects to several major UK cities including London, Exeter and Plymouth.
For the competitive folk amongst you, Camborne has lots of sporting facilities at the local leisure centre with cricket, rugby and bowls clubs. Prefer to tee off? There is a golf course only 2 miles away from the park. Modern and sequence dancing, bingo and several social clubs are also to be found locally. Full house!
Whitehaven Park, Lincolnshire
The Lincolnshire coast runs for over 50 miles down the eastern coast of England, looking out over the North Sea. From the Humber estuary to The Wash in north-west Norfolk, the Lincs coastline features some of the most impressive areas of natural beauty and notorious seaside attractions.
Whitehaven Park is located in the seaside village of Ingoldmells. For day to day occupancy, Ingoldmells and the surrounding towns offer excellent shopping facilities and great places to eat out (fantastic fish ‘n’ chips wherever you go). However, what makes this residential park by the sea a real gem is its fun-filled surroundings.
Considered as the Blackpool of the East, this area of the Lincolnshire coast is a firm favourite for all the family and Ingoldmells is home to the thrilling Splash Water World and Fantasy Island. Whether your grandchildren are thrillseekers or would prefer the hands-on interaction at Hardy’s Animal Farm topped off with some exciting soft play, there’s something in the direct vicinity to keep days fun and entertaining.
Should you wish to go further afield, the beloved seaside resort of Skegness sits only a short distance (3 miles) to the South and can be reached by car or the bus service that runs close to the park. As the country’s first seaside resort and the original location for Butlins in the 1930s, Skegness is guaranteed to provide a timeless seaside experience to visitors and residents alike. From the sands of Skegness Beach to the 19th-century pier to the Gibraltar Point Nature Park, there’s plenty on offer for all.
For the keen golfers looking to wind down on the course, this area of the Lincolnshire coast has plenty of golf courses to choose from within a short distance. If you’re more of an angler, fisheries are close by.
The coast is also a great place for birdwatching and as an extra for any nature lovers, the sandy dunes of the Donna Nook Nature Reserve to the north is a great place to spot grey seal pups during late autumn/early winter!
If a new life on a residential park close to stretches of Blue Flag coast and a perfect blend of fun and wildlife is what you’re after then contact the team today and arrange a visit at the park by calling 01754 872277.
West Shore Park, Cumbria
With stunning views out over the Irish Sea, the beach covered island of Walney is one of the most unique coastal locations in the United Kingdom. It is linked to the mainland of Barrow-In-Furness and further afield destinations by a singular bridge. At the northern end of Walney Island, sandy beaches dominate the scenery and in the south, there are migratory birds to spot and a colony of grey seals close to Morecambe Bay.
As part of Cumbria’s breathtaking areas of natural beauty, Walney Island is home to two maintained nature reserves and is perfect for nature lovers and keen ramblers. Walney Island is a much-enjoyed location for dog walkers that want a beautiful and expansive location to let their pups bound joyfully along the beach. Dogs (one per home) are considered at West Shore Park.
This park boasts the unique quality of being separated from the mainland while still being easily connected for trips away and local amenities. Barrow-In-Furness is only three miles away and can be reached by a regular bus service from the park’s entrance or by car. You’ll have access to all facilities and great shopping in the town and beyond Barrow-In-Furness, The Lake District is completely yours to explore.
With the foot of Lake Windermere only 40 minutes drive away, you have total access to fantastic coastal scenery and stunning rugged mountains.
If you’d like to make this park your new home, call today on 01229 472195 to arrange a visit or find out more.
Why should you retire by the sea?
A place by the sea is one of the most desired retirement locations amongst those looking to buy a new home. The UK is packed with exquisite coastlines and Berkeleyparks have made sure that our coastal residential parks reap the benefits of them.
Seasides have completely different communities to other settings and coastal towns are often packed with unique activities and social events to make sure you’re surrounded by like-minded people. By tapping into the location around you, you can fill your days with new activities or beloved old hobbies, whether you’re a keen golfer or a wayfaring wanderer or anything in between.
Not to mention, retiring by the sea gives you the perfect location from which to entertain your family. If days on the beach were some of the highlights of your childhood, consider giving it back to your grandkids and watch them build memories of their own.
All Berkeleyparks residential parks are accessible, social and cost-effective options for making your retirement enjoyable. Think a park home is for you? Contact Berkeleyparks today on 01935 862079 or email [email protected]